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What happens when Lake Superior has too much water? It dumps it into an already overflowing Lake Michigan

For nearly a century, a dam at the head of the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., has been used like a faucet, controlling the amount of water flowing from Lake Superior into lakes Michigan and Huron.<p>In the past five years, following a swift rise in lake levels, the relatively obscure …

Lake Superior

Berrios tweaks formula; home assessments rise on North Side, fall on South Side

Edgewater’s Sue Henning got quite a shock when she opened her property tax reassessment. Her five-bedroom Victorian home, which hasn’t undergone a major upgrade in decades, was valued at more than $1.13 million. That’s up 46 percent from the $769,000 estimate the last time, and it left her fearful …

University of Chicago

The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc 'Three Identical Strangers'

When they were first reunited at age 19, the triplets quickly discovered how much they shared in common. Though they’d been separated at birth, David Kellman, Bobby Shafran and Eddy Galland had all individually grown up loving many of the same things: Marlboro cigarettes, wrestling, the same type …

Los Angeles

Meet the Photographer Capturing Chicago from a Helicopter

It’s a tight space—and there’s no WiFi—but Jessyca Malina’s workplace has views no office building can offer.<p>The Skokie native operates a helicopter …

American Airlines

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

The College Dropout Problem

America has a college dropout problem. For all the talk of college costs and whether students can even afford to go to college, we’ve tended to skip past an equally crucial question—whether students who make it to campus are graduating with a useful credential. The sad reality is that far too many …

College & University

A Defense of the Suburbs

An architect immerses himself in residential production housing to learn why people like it—and what it can teach Americans about the future of urban design.<p>When Anthony Bourdain launched the new season of his food-and-travel series <i>Parts Unknown</i>, he began not with an exotic, far-off land, but with …

Housing

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

What Is It About Costco?

Every single Sunday for six years, my family went to Costco. And I learned that Costco is not for what you need; it’s for what you want.<p><b>To walk around</b> <b>Costco</b> as a childless, unattached person is to experience the fragility of your existence. To perk up at the reasonably priced Angus steaks only to …

The Latest: DoJ says Sessions recusal due to campaign work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments involving fired FBI Director James Comey (all times EDT):<p>8:45 p.m.<p>The Justice Department says Attorney …

CIA chief wants to strengthen refugee screening

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CIA Director John Brennan insisted Wednesday that the U.S. should maintain its longstanding policy of welcoming refugees from around the globe, but said he is evaluating how to strengthen the existing refugee resettlement system.<p>Speaking at a State Department event, Brennan …

2 killed, 8 held after France raid, but suspected ringleader's status unknown

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> French authorities took the offensive Wednesday, raiding a purported hideout of the suspected ringleader in last week's deadly Paris attacks in an operation that ended with eight detained, two dead and potentially more bloodshed thwarted.<p>But what about that suspected …

The “Metabolic Mobility” Movement That Can Be Used As a Warmup or a Fat Torcher

Use it to turn on the power to your muscles, blast calories, or do both<p>You’ve heard of metabolic training and you’ve heard of mobility training. But the squat press—shown in the video above—fits into a category <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour calls “metabolic mobility training.”<p>The …

Kitchen Knives: 6 Types For Every Kitchen | The Art of Manliness

The people have spoken. A big thanks to all of you for the outstanding comments from last month’s post. An overwhelming majority responded that you …

We <3 Home Design — chairs

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

Calvin & Hobbes Creator's Life Lessons Become Beautiful New Comic

Not a day goes by that I don't somehow, consciously or subconsciously, live out a lesson I learned from <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i>. I sense I'm not alone in this.<p>…

calvin&hobbes

Crab Salad Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Crab<p>Live crab (fresh meat) should not be stored in the fridge. They must be kept alive (typically in aerated water) until they are …

Crunchy Fried Fish Tacos Recipe

<b>Note:</b> I like the neutral chili and garlic flavor of an Asian-style chili sauce in this recipe. If you prefer the more vinegary tang of an American-style hot sauce or the smokiness of canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, they can be substituted for the Asian chili sauce to taste. I like to use …

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

Lemon Pepper Shrimp

August 21, 2013<p>This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.<p>How to Make Lemon Pepper Shrimp<p>Pin It <br>Pin now to save it for …

What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Hearst Magazines

Why You Shouldn't Get Chinese Script Tattoos (If You Can't Read Them)

Chinese characters are beautiful. That's perhaps why many Westerners find the notion of the script etched on their bodies so appealing. If only they …

Language Learning

14-Year Old Girl Calmly Destroys Complex Guitar Solos

This is a video of 14-year old Tina S playing 'Vivaldi Tribute' by Patrick Rondat, "a guitar adaptation of Presto, the third movement of "Summer" …